How the Bodega Gets the Banana

How the Bodega Gets the Banana

Like most New York City bodegas, Brooklyn’s 6th Ave. Deli is a practical place. The narrow aisles in the bodega — the Big Apple term of endearment for the independently run corner stores that trade in a little of everything — are stocked with a...
Food Movers: The Pallet Puzzle

Food Movers: The Pallet Puzzle

One hundred years ago, on any dock, you could find longshoremen with sore muscles and calloused hands. Many of them would have spent days unloading each parcel by hand from the hull of a ship. Think “On the Waterfront,” but in color. With the introduction of the...
Food Movers: Chasing Maine Lobsters

Food Movers: Chasing Maine Lobsters

It is 4:30 this morning, not a streak of light on the horizon in the eastern sky as the first full-throated growls of marine diesels come to life and begin their ghostly procession out into the inky pre-dawn blackness. Their halogen lights cast an eerie loom over...
Food Movers: Paper or Plastic?

Food Movers: Paper or Plastic?

There was a time in our country’s history when farm-to-table wasn’t a trend, it was a necessity — especially when it came to dairy consumption. If a family wanted milk, that milk came straight from the family’s cow and had to be consumed or turned into butter or...